Chick-fil-A outlets abandoning corporate base?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Chick-fil-A restauranteA traditional values leader has concluded that Chick-fil-A owes the public – its supporters, in particular – an explanation.

Chick-fil-A, owned by strong Christians, is listed as one of the sponsors of the "Level Ground Festival" in Pasadena, California, which is billed as a "faith-based homosexual film and arts" event. When it first began in 2013, it was touted as the "world's first faith-based LBGT film festival" but has since expanded to include other avenues of expression.

OneNewsNow has contacted Chick-fil-A's national headquarters twice about its involvement, but has received no response. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality agreed to talk to OneNewsNow about the situation. He recalls August 2012, when the public came to the defense of Chick-fil-A's president/CEO and his comments about natural marriage.

"Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people went to the Chick-fil-A stores a few years ago to defend Dan Cathy's right to take a stance in favor of traditional marriage," notes LaBarbera. "And yet now Mr. Cathy himself has backed off the marriage issue – or he said it was a mistake to go public."

And now, according to the Level Ground website, local Chick-fil-As are sponsoring pro-homosexual events.

LaBarbera, PeterLaBarbera feels the public deserves some answers, and that Chick-fil-A "needs to remember where its bread gets buttered."

"Its base is pro-family, wholesome, faith-based Americans," he describes. "And if Chick-fil-A distances itself from that base, there'll be a lot of upset people, because many people went to the wall for Chick-fil-A on 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' called by Governor Mike Huckabee [in 2012]."

LaBarbera believes the average American probably doesn't know Chick-fil-A has moved to a more neutral position on the issue, and whether the company "will allow its good name to be used to promote immoral activity."

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